Sunday, June 22, 2008

Odd and Ends

Some readers have wondered about the current status of my Mason Bees......they haven't been active for about a month now and the larvae are developing inside their cells. I bought an Observation House so that I could watch what happens.




I also had a few random shots left from my trip to Malheur NWR. Here are some of the lizards that we watched where there were no birds about.





And last, but not least, a few scenes from Burns. City girls giggle at places like this. We decided not to go in to see if they carried Premium Sunflower Chips.


4 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

My bees had some tiny wasps flying around the blocks, so I covered them with some cloth and moved them. I think it might be predators. Our Malheur trip sure was fun!!

John said...

I love the lizard shots. I had to look them up to identify them. I came up with (top to bottom) Common Side-blotched Lizard, Northern Sagebrush Lizard, and Western Fence Lizard. How did I do? Are there prizes?

Birdnerd said...

I think you got a perfect score! In fact, I had only IDed the Sagebrush and the Fence.....typical birder....only IDs the feathered ones, not their ancestors. No prizes this round....only the deep satisfaction you now feel knowing you got 100%.

Beverly said...

COOL Bee house!!! Thanks for the update!

One of these days, I'll save enough pennies to get some bee-houses.


And bat houses...and bird boxes, and a scope...and make that pond...and and and ...

but in the meantime, I sure do appreciate your adventures!!! Thanks again.